NBA on TNT Thursday: Mims previews Celtics vs Lakers, likes Jayson Tatum, Dennis Schroder plus two game bets
The Celtics and Lakers tip off a little after 10 pm.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics meet tonight in a prime time telecast. The game will start at 10 pm.
Last Matchup: The Lakers defeated the Celtics on January 30 by the score of 96-95.
Injuries: Lebron James and Anthony Davis are both out. Evan Fournier is under Covid protocol for the Celtics and not expected to play.
The Trends: Celtics have won 7 of their last 10 games and have a four-game winning streak. Lakers are 6-4 over their last 10 games. Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the spread. Celtics are 5-4-1 in their last 10 ATS. Eight of the last 10 Celtics games have gone under. The Celtics are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 meetings against the Lakers.
The Numbers: Celtics are favored by 6 and the total is 212. The money line for the game is Celtics -220 and the Lakers +175.
The Prop Bets: Jayson Tatum over 26.5 points. Tatum has gone over 25 points in his 8 of his last 10 games. The price is -105. Take him over. Dennis Schroder over 16.5 points. Schroder has scored over 17 in eight of his last 10 games. The price is -120. He goes over.
The Money: 55% of the wagers are on the Lakers. The money on the total is 69% on the game going over.
The Pick: The Celtics are rolling while the Lakers are trying to figure things out without Lebron and AD. Andre Drummond has scored a combined 7 points in his last two games. Celtics win the game. I would lean toward a money line play. The game goes over. Enjoy the game. Follow me on Twitter and we can share halftime thoughts.